Chronic Pain 6-week Workshop
THURSDAY’S | Sep 29th – Nov 3rd, 2022
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Cancer Center – Conference Rooms B & C
DOWNLOAD FLYER: Chronic Pain Flyer (Sep-Nov)
Nobody wants chronic pain in their lives. Unfortunately, about 30 percent of people worldwide live with chronic pain conditions, many of which have no identifiable cause. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program helps participants explore healthy ways to manage and live with their chronic pain condition so they can enjoy more fulfilling, satisfying lives.
How can you live a healthier, happier life when you are hurting? To answer this, participants will explore what happens with most chronic health problems. Whether it’s heart disease, diabetes, depression, or any one of a host of others, the conditions that cause chronic pain also cause fatigue, loss of physical strength and endurance, emotional distress, and a sense of helplessness. or even hopelessness. A healthy way to live with chronic pain is to work at managing the physical, mental, and emotional problems caused by the condition.
Program participants will learn how to function at their best regardless of the difficulties pain can present. The program goal is to aid participants in achieving the things they want to do, to get pleasure from life, and to be as healthy as possible. That is what the Chronic Pain program is all about.
Each participant is introduced to tips and ideas to make their life easier. The advice presented is from physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, registered nurses, and other health professionals who specialize in working with people in chronic pain. It is also from people like you who have learned to positively manage their own chronic pain. Please note that we said “positively manage.” There is no way to avoid managing a chronic condition.
What To Expect in Chronic Pain Workshops
Each workshop is 6-weeks in duration. Participants meet once a week for a 2.5 hour session. Then throughout the week participants work on their action plans, decision making steps and suggested reading. Sessions are progressive so participants will want to attend all sessions to gain the most benefit from the workshop.
- Understanding what Pain is
- The Mind | Body Connection
- Getting a Good Nights Sleep
- Intro to Action Planning
- Dealing with Difficult Emotions
- Introduction to Physical Activity
- Better Breathing | Body Relaxation Scan
- Fatigue Management
- Moving Easy Program
- Pacing & Planning
- Cancer Screening – Guidelines & Resources
- Evaluating Treatments
- Making Decisions
- Healthy Eating
- Communication Skills
- Medications for Chronic Pain
- Dealing with Depression
- Positive Thinking
- Stress & Guided Imagery Relaxation
- Working with Healthcare Professionals
- Communicating about Chronic Pain
- Weight Management
- Looking Back & Planning for Your Future
FREE WORKSHOP • FREE GIFT
All workshop participants will receive a free book: “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain” along with helpful tools and self-management skills to improve your quality of life.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Workshop Seating is Limited
For more information, registration, or questions about programs contact:
CCC Outreach Ed | Program Management
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-672-0072
or Email: AFreeman@CCCRoseburg.org